ADA Definition of EBD Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patients oral and medical condition and history, with the dentists expertise and the patients treatment needs and preferences.
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Workshop Format General group presentation Topics – Question formulation – Randomized clinical trials – Systematic reviews – Meta-analysis – Critical appraisal – Statistics – Online search
Instructors Dr. Richard Niederman – Director of the Forsyth Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry Derek Richards – Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry – Editor Evidence-based Dentistry Journal
Workshop Format Small group discussion – example Xylitol Pediatric Topical Oral Syrup to Prevent Dental Caries A Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial of Efficacy; Archives Pediatric Adolescent Medicine – Use of the PICO format Patients/population-very young children Intervention-pediatric xylitol syrup Comparison-sorbitol Outcome-amount of caries(up or down) – Validity using statistical analysis Will the results help me in caring for the patient?
Responses As the word gets out, dental care for our patients will continue to improve. I have been asked to present our learnings from the EBD conference at the PEARL annual meeting at the NIDCR in Bethesda,MD. I was asked to make a course part of the Cairo University staff development program. Everyone who came to this course showed that the interest in moving dentistry to the next level is world wide. I returned from Boston and presented to my South Carolina Dental Assoc. Board of Governors. It was extremely well received.
ADEA Competency Statements Critical Thinking Domain – Evaluate and integrate emerging trends in health care as appropriate – Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills – Evaluate and integrate best research outcomes with clinical expertise and patient values for evidence-based practice
Courses by Competency Statement Curriculum Database
#54-Evaluate scientific, lay, and trade information and claims about new products and procedures
#55-Think Critically, solve problems, and base dental decisions on evidence and theory
Connecting the curriculum strands 1.Integrated Clinical Sciences 2.Integrated Medical Sciences 3.Integrated Preclinical Technique 4.Clinical Practice 5.Personalized Instructional Program
To Graduate Lifelong Learners and Critical Thinkers Smaller classes to support interactive and integrated learning Case-based learning Learner-centered; active learning vs passive learning New clinic model